# Relation vs. Mapping — What's the Difference?

## Compare with Definitions

#### Relation

A logical or natural association between two or more things; relevance of one to another; connection
The relation between smoking and heart disease.
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#### Mapping

The act or process of making a map.
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#### Relation

The connection of people by blood or marriage; kinship.
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#### Mapping

(Mathematics) See function.
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#### Relation

A person connected to another by blood or marriage; a relative.
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#### Mapping

The process of making maps.
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#### Relation

The way in which one person or thing is connected with another
The relation of parent to child.
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#### Mapping

(biology) The process of locating genes on a chromosome.
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#### Relation

The mutual dealings or connections of persons, groups, or nations in social, business, or diplomatic matters
International relations.
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#### Mapping

(computing) Assigning a PC to a shared drive or printer port on a network.
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#### Relation

Sexual intercourse.
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#### Mapping

(mathematics) A function that maps every element of a given mathematical structure (eg: a set) to a unique element of another structure; a correspondence. Category:en:Functions
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#### Relation

The act of telling or narrating.
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#### Mapping

(object-oriented programming) conversion of data types between incompatible type systems.
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#### Relation

A narrative; an account.
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#### Mapping

Present participle of map
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#### Relation

(Mathematics) A correspondence between two sets, consisting of a set of ordered pairs, the first element of each of which is from the first set, and the second element of each of which is from the second set. If A = {1,2} and B = {3,4}, then {(1,3), (1,4)} is a relation from A to B.
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#### Mapping

A function such that for every element of one set there is a unique element of another set.
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#### Relation

(Law) The principle by which an action done on a certain date is treated as having been done on an earlier date. Also called relation back.
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#### Mapping

A function such that for every element of one set there is a unique element of another set
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#### Relation

The manner in which two things may be associated.
The relation between diet and health is complex.
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#### Mapping

(genetics) the process of locating genes on a chromosome
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#### Relation

A member of one's extended family; a relative.
Yes, he's a relation of mine, but only a distant one.
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#### Relation

The act of relating a story.
Your relation of the events is different from mine.
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#### Relation

(set theory) A set of ordered tuples.
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#### Relation

(set theory) Specifically, a set of ordered pairs; a binary relation.
Equality is a symmetric relation, while divisibility is not.
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#### Relation

(databases) A set of ordered tuples retrievable by a relational database; a table.
This relation uses the customer's social security number as a key.
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#### Relation

(mathematics) A statement of equality of two products of generators, used in the presentation of a group.
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#### Relation

(category theory) A subobject of a product of objects.
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#### Relation

(usually collocated: sexual relation) The act of intercourse.
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#### Relation

The act of relating or telling; also, that which is related; recital; account; narration; narrative; as, the relation of historical events.
Oet's relation doth well figure them.
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#### Relation

The state of being related or of referring; what is apprehended as appertaining to a being or quality, by considering it in its bearing upon something else; relative quality or condition; the being such and such with regard or respect to some other thing; connection; as, the relation of experience to knowledge; the relation of master to servant.
Any sort of connection which is perceived or imagined between two or more things, or any comparison which is made by the mind, is a relation.
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#### Relation

Reference; respect; regard.
I have been importuned to make some observations on this art in relation to its agreement with poetry.
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#### Relation

Connection by consanguinity or affinity; kinship; relationship; as, the relation of parents and children.
Relations dear, and all the charitiesOf father, son, and brother, first were known.
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#### Relation

A person connected by cosanguinity or affinity; a relative; a kinsman or kinswoman.
For me . . . my relation does not care a rush.
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#### Relation

The carrying back, and giving effect or operation to, an act or proceeding frrom some previous date or time, by a sort of fiction, as if it had happened or begun at that time. In such case the act is said to take effect by relation.
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#### Relation

An abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
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#### Relation

The act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
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#### Relation

A person related by blood or marriage;
Police are searching for relatives of the deceased
He has distant relations back in New Jersey
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#### Relation

An act of narration;
He was the hero according to his own relation
His endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable
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#### Relation

(law) the principle that an act done at a later time is deemed by law to have occurred at an earlier time;
His attorney argued for the relation back of the ammended complaint to the time the initial complaint was filed
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#### Relation

(usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups;
International relations
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